Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages


Our research covers many aspects of software engineering and programming languages. In particular, we focus on domain-specific languages, software configuration, and constraint programming. We employ formalized theories, develop open-source tools, and apply empirical research methods.

Overview of our research topics


The institute represents the areas software engineering and programming languages in the bachelor and master programs of computer science and related fields. We offer the following mandatory courses in the Bachelor's program:

  • Interactive Systems Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Project

Furthermore, we are responsible for the bachelor and master program Software Engineering.

Overview of the courses in the bachelor and master programs


Contact & Directions

Institute of Software Engineering and Programming Languages

Ulm University
D-89069 Ulm
Building O27, Level 4
Phone: +49 (0)731 / 50 - 24161



Newest publications


Bittner, Paul Maximilian; Tinnes, Christof; Schultheiß, Alexander; Viegener, Sören; Kehrer, Timo; Thüm, Thomas
Classifying Edits to Variability in Source Code
Proc. Europ. Software Engineering Conf./Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE) (To Appear)
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
November 2022
Hentze, Marc; Sundermann, Chico; Thüm, Thomas; Schaefer, Ina
Quantifying the Variability Mismatch Between Problem and Solution Space
Proc. Int'l Conf. on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) (To Appear)
Publisher: IEEE, Washington, DC, USA
October 2022
Kuiter, Elias; Krieter, Sebastian; Sundermann, Chico; Thüm, Thomas; Saake, Gunter
Tseitin or not Tseitin? The Impact of CNF Transformations on Feature-Model Analyses
Proc. Int'l Conf. on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) (To Appear)
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
October 2022
Schultheiß, Alexander; Bittner, Paul Maximilian; Thüm, Thomas; Kehrer, Timo
Quantifying the Potential to Automate the Synchronization of Variants in Clone-and-Own
Proc. Int'l Conf. on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) (To Appear)
Publisher: IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA
October 2022
Linsbauer, Lukas; Westphal, Paul; Bittner, Paul Maximilian; Krieter, Sebastian; Thüm, Thomas; Schaefer, Ina
Derivation of Subset Product Lines in FeatureIDE
Proc. Int'l Systems and Software Product Line Conf. (SPLC), Page 38-41
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
September 2022